Bird-cams aim to explain ‘peacocking’

by Daniel Lane

Scientists are trying to learn more about why peacocks' colorful feathers are so attractive to female birds.  (Photo by Daniel Lane)
Scientists are trying to learn more about why peacocks’ colorful feathers are so attractive to female birds. (Photo by Daniel Lane)

When a guy goes out to the club, he might throw on his best clothes or a flashy chain or spike up his hair to impress the ladies. People call this “peacocking” after the birds who fan their colorful tails to attract mates.

But scientists are still researching what benefits peacocks get from their fashionable feathers.

Daniel Lane has more.

To watch bird-cam video of the peahens examining peacocks, click here.

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